04 November 201902.43 MacDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook resigned, at the request of the company, after a consensual relationship emerged with an employee. The WSJ reports that the MacDonald's board of directors has invited the 52-year-old top manager to step back. "Given the values ​​of the company, I agree with the board of directors," he wrote in a farewell e-mail to his colleagues at Easterbrook.